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The Jackson Family reality show debuts in December

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 7th 2009 5:02PM
jacksons_4Reportedly, before Michael Jackson died suddenly in June, his brothers – and other family members – were putting together a reality show for A&E. After all, celebrity reality shows have a certain appeal, especially train wrecks like Being Bobby Brown or Hey, Paula. Not that the Jacksons were thinking that way. I'm sure they envision something classy and edifying.

Since Michael's death, the interest in this miniseries has escalated, much like the interest in all things Jackson. Will the brothers talk about Michael? How much? Will Michael's children be included in the show? All that and more will be answered when The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty debuts on A&E December 13, at 9 p.m. The plan is for two hour-long episodes to kick off the series.

According to A&E, the show is going to be about the Jackson four, Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon, preparing to do concerts for the first time in a while. In the midst of the music, they'll be shown dealing with Michael's death and the aftermath. Six episodes were filmed in all.

If the A&E folks are smart – or have enough influence – they should urge the producers to include as much old footage that includes Michael as possible. Maybe never-before-seen home movies and classic TV appearances. Outtakes from the Victory tour perhaps. It has to be something more than six hours of the Jackson family mourning because that will not be arresting TV.

Not unless it's a train wreck.

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mary

I think the show is a good idea, i believe this was in the works before mj passed, the jackson's have marked each decade and mj has participated remember their 30th anniversary concert celebration? I like what i've seen so far questions about mj have already been answered for me like why it seemed like he didn't want to work with his brothers yet he said they were close after watching i realized why an obsessed work-aholic like mj would have a hard time with this, these guys are all chief's no indians and they all have busy lives now i get why they have a hard time putting something together even though they want to. i plan to keep watching.

December 16 2009 at 9:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PJ

Thank you Dominick, well said. As usual people going off on the deep end crucifying people they know nothing about. This is the same thing that happened to MJ. People believed all the media and tabloids hype out there; not wanting to do there own research. If they had, they would know his accusers were guilty and the ones looking for BIG payouts. MJ was innocent.

December 04 2009 at 1:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dominick

Looking forward to the show.

The Jacksons are not parasite. It amazes me how people who have never met them seem to want to castigate them even in their grief.

It appears this family is being held to a higher standard than all the degenerate celebrities out there who are coke heads, promiscuous, rampant adulterers and who use a curse for every other word because they are so illiterate.

God bless the Jackson family. Haters need to do inventory on their own lives.

November 08 2009 at 11:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
UGH

they, as in the Jackson Family should lay everything to rest. The are self-serving, greedy parasitic group of humans. Now the father wants money from the grave. It is destine to fail, as they are all failures.

November 08 2009 at 9:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Natalie

You are quite right, A&E should better include as much "Michael Jackson" in these shows as possible, or else these shows will be destined a failure.

November 07 2009 at 6:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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